I swear that you believed me
when I told you that I was Superman
With you I can even fool myself
We've been friends since we were 12,
now I'll be 17 on the 24th
You've posed for 5 years on my shelf
I counted seasons 'til the fall
when I would steal your heart
You left the scene before my crime
I think about you
when I'm sick and tired of stupid girls
I think about you all the time

I am Superman with you
Oh, c'mon, you know you're my hero, too
Oh, it might sound like a lie
But I know and you know
That Superman can fly

Stared through the menu on the wall
we've read too many times
Lit a match to watch it burn
You keep me waiting longer everyday,
but still I'm here
The more you live, the less I learn

Went to Marine world,
tried to find the words to say to you
But I couldn't find the place to start
I love you, I hate you
All I know is that I don't know nothin'
And nothing's gonna' break my heart-
break down to a thousand pieces

One more second with these words unsaid
They'll catch fire in my head
And I might look like a fool here
And sure, you might say I'm making this up,
But I don't care

Lyrics submitted by nikki04

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    General Commentthis song pretty well captures what it feels like to have a crush on a girl for a long ass time. And its catchy as hell.
    sidekickjonon September 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti love this song

    but theres more to it than that
    nubus200xon March 05, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"All I know is that I don't know nothin' "
    Modern Socratism.
    heartbeats_xxxon June 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is a great song. like most songs by the matches its very well written, and has great melody with energy. and these comments are some of the best I've seen.
    the_spaceman_canon July 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe best part of this song is the reference to Marine World. If you've ever lived in the bay area, or know someone that lived there about 20 years ago, you would know that it was the first marine park. It's been abandon for a long time, so I can't help but think that when it says that he went to marine world to try to think of what to say, he went to go think by himself, not on a date.

    I know that doesn't cover a whole lot of the song, but it's still really brilliant. The Matches have so many inside jokes in their songs that only people from California would understand.
    zbuton February 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe Matches/Shawn Harris are amazing songwriters, first of all.
    It's about a guy who has a crush/is in love with a long time friend, and apperently she leaves/moves ("You left the scene before my crime").
    Also, "All I know is that I don't know nothin'" could be a reference to "Knowledge" by Operation Ivy.
    CarpeNoxon March 19, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"All I know is that I don't know nothin'"
    Blatant Operation Ivy ripoff.

    (Still LOVE the Matches, don't get me wrong.)
    MSI672on March 29, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionGotta give props to the East Bay pioneers. Nothing out of the ordinary says I.
    kevins514on February 25, 2009   Link

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